The Identity Issue in Cultural Analytics

The NovelTM group is pleased to announce a special issue of Cultural Analytics on “Identity” edited by Susan Brown and Laura Mandell. You can read Laura Mandell’s and Susan Browns’s introduction now! This special issue of Cultural Analytics tackles the urgent question of how social identities can be addressed through computational methods. In particular, it probes the…

Detecting Literary Characters

In conjunction with the Network Dynamics Lab at McGill, Andrew Piper and the .txtLAB team are pleased to announce the acceptance of a new paper in this year’s Conference for Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-15). The paper offers additional methods beyond NER for identifying characters in novels. Below is Andrew’s post from the .txtLAB blog outlining…